Gastro-Awesome: WildTale Coastal Grill

m! Media & LBH Collective

A Nod Towards Coastal Living.

WildTale Coastal Grill isn’t what one might expect from a Yaletown establishment, honestly it’s all that and more.

LBH had the pleasure of dining with WildTale on opening night, nothing short of spectacular service. Jake & Jesse each showcasing the fine talents of a well-oiled team. You see, although this is a newly established restaurant it’s really the culmination of years of hard work, planning and success for foodie entrepreneurs John Crook & Erik Heck of The Flying Pig.

After successfully opening three locations of The Flying Pig ® business partners Erik Heck & John Crook have realized another dream,taking over restaurant that they previously worked in together and turning it into something new. OpeningWildTale in the former Glowbal Grill space, a place both had worked and grew their respective careers previously, was a considerable check off. “Every chef will tell you it’s a…

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Just A Morsel

Date Visited: March 1 2015

Address: 1333 Robson St  Vancouver, BC V6E1C6

Website: https://www.facebook.com/robson.sakaba.vanvan

Type of Restaurant: Japanese, Asian, sushi

Price Range: $

Was hoping to go there for the takoyaki but they unfortunately were out.

Overall: 6/10

(1-4: will never come back, 5: pass (I’m okay with a tinier morsel), 6: acceptable, 7: okay, 8: good, 9: Wow! Please enlarge my morsel. 10: Perfection. I could eat a morsel of this every day!)

Will come back? No – there are way better izakaya’s around

What I ate:

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Ebi Mayo

  • 6/10

  • Overall considered not as good compared to other izakaya’s

  • The ebi mayo was not very crispy almost soggy

  • The shrimp tasted somewhat fresh

  • The sauce on the side added a creaminess to it but it wasn’t necessary

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Mackerel

  • 7.5/10

  • Grilled nicely

  • great price for the portion

  • properly salted

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Smelt

  • 6.5/10

  • Smelt was a small portion

  • It could have…

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Follow your stomach

foodloverinvan

I love food. I also love travel. When I travel to any country, finding the local restaurant will be the first step in my plan. Food is a part of a culture. I believe when we taste the local food, we can feel closer that country. I can’t imagine that I visiting a country and never trying their representative food.

When I traveled to Japan, I tried ramen and sushi; when I toured to Korea, I tried Korean BBQ and kimchi. However, as I decided to come to Vancouver which is a beautiful city in Canada, I can’t decide what kind of food I should try before I leave. I know salmon and blueberry are local specialties in Canada, but they are ingredients, not kinds of dishes. Some people would say poutine is Canada’s representative dish. For me, poutine is just a snack, and I don’t think Canadian will eat…

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Mew Gull on Locarno Beach in Vancouver

Not only for the birds?

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A few moments after having seen my first Mountain Bluebird on Locarno Beach in Vancouver, I got a number of good shots of this Mew Gull as it was grooming/bathing or even yawning. Here are two of these photos.

Taken on March 21, 2015 with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED (top and bottom: ISO 3200, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/1600). Not baited, called in or set up.

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…of ‘enjoy the dance!’…

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…”Airports going the way of the luxury outlet mall”…”April 29: International Dance Day since 1962-introduced by the International Dance Council”…”Here’s the controversial new symbol of Canada’s 150th birthday”…

So much for park & fly, Vancouver will soon be experiencing shop & fly too as developers ready to open a 1st phase of a luxury brand outlet mall two skytrain stops away from the YVR airport terminal.

It seems ‘cobbled streets opening up into a piazza of cafes and outside seating’ are in the mix too!

Vancouver’s Scotiabank Dance Centre will host some ongoing International Dance Day events throughout the afternoon and evening today celebrating with ‘South Asian Arts & Bache Brazil, Discover Swing, Bollywood Youth Bash, Dance in the Park’ among other festivities!

“To the dismay of design professionals, the federal government has chosen an image crafted by a 19-year-old student as its logo for the 150th anniversary of…

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